Amilla Fushi opened at the end of 2014, bringing an exciting concept to the luxury hotel offering in the Maldives. The resort aims to be 'Your Island Home', and this is reflected in the stylish and comfortable villas and the unique dining options.
There are a range of houses to suit both couples and families, with options over-water and on the beach. The villas are very spacious, and unlike many two bedroom options you might find elsewhere, the second bedrooms are large and so also work very well for families with older children.
For those looking for a longer stay, the Residences are ideal, with a chic, fashionable home feel, large pool and fully fitted kitchen. All of the homes have a decent sized private pool and the decor is fresh with a slight nautical theme. For something more unusual, the Skyhouses, raised 12 metres off the ground up into the jungle canopy are rather spectacular!
Guests can enjoy the service of their own butler, known as a Katheeb, who will help to enhance their stay with restaurant, spa and excursion recommendations and bookings.
There is a good Kids Club, as well as a Teens Games Area, with a billiard table, juice bar and table tennis. There is also a dive centre, large main pool and a range of motorised and non-motorised watersports available.
Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Feeling Koi is the resort's take on Japanese Izakaya dining style, taking influences from Mexican and French cuisine, using the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant is elegant but relaxed and there is a roof top bar which provides a wonderful location from which to enjoy the sunset with a delicious cocktail.
The Baazaar is a fantastic dining concept with a lively and fun atmosphere. There are five restaurants in the hub, but as they are relatively small in size each offers an intimate dining experience. There are plenty of choices to suit all palettes; the Fish & Chip Shop, Joe's Pizza, the Grill and Wok, and Fresh serves a range of hot and cold options for breakfast.
The Javvu Spa is a wonderful haven where you can enjoy a divine massage or a no-booking required sauna or steam. There is also an outdoor yoga pavilion. Massages are by Pure Massage, which offers a completely tailor-made approach for each guest using both Eastern and Western techniques.
Amilla Fushi lies within the Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, renowned for its amazing marine life. There is a good house reef which is also home to a Blue Hole, which provides an exciting experience for both snorkelling and diving. At the heart of the Biosphere is Hanifaru Bay, only a short boat ride from Amilla Fushi. In our summer months in particular, the high concentration of plankton attracts large groups of manta rays and even whale sharks!